Apple sues Russian brands with the letter i
The Russian office of Apple is preparing a lawsuit to the owners of brands, names which have an "i".
The first lawsuit already filed by the company "Panimport" from St. Petersburg. The company uses iBroker brand. Apple demanded that the company stop using this name and to pay 50,000 rubles in compensation. For more Petersburgers follow about 10 different companies.
In the Russian Federation has become popular to call products "i" at the beginning of the letter: iTour, iFrukt, iCar, iBroker, iPortret and others. "EpplRus" considers this unacceptable trend, as companies steal part of the image of Apple Inc. to promote their products. In "Panimporte" has received the text of the claim, our lawyers are studying the document. "Frankly, we are at a loss. We did not break anything - the letter "i" does not belong to Apple. And our brand is officially registered, "- told in the company.
According to lawyers, Apple and Microsoft can claim on the letter "i" only if the manufacturers and suppliers of products referred to in this way similar to Apple classes, such as smartphones.